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Lindal Group Appoints Global Operations Director

January 11, 2017

Matthias Woelk has been named Global Operations Director

Lindal Group has appointed Matthias Woelk (shown above) as its new Global Operations Director. Woelk has over 20 years of experience in global operations for leading manufacturing companies.

Lindal Group, based in Hamburg, Germany, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products.

“Matthias brings a powerful set of skills to the global Lindal Group network,” said Francois Xavier Gilbert, the company's CEO.  “His commitment to superior product quality and manufacturing efficiency aligns perfectly with our company heritage of customer-focused excellence and innovation.  I am proud to tell our customers that Matthias has joined forces with Lindal Group. They will reap the rewards of his experience, energy and nuanced knowledge of global market demands.”

Woelk is credited with enhancing production efficiencies to benefit Lindal Group's customers in a range of market segments. He will collaborate closely with all Lindal Group functions around the world, leading all the company’s operating units throughout Europe and The Americas.

Prior, Woelk was Head of Global Operations for Mahle Group’s Thermal Management operating unit, which is considered the world’s leading OEM for refrigeration and climate systems for vehicles, engines and transmissions. There, he was responsible for global logistics and supply chain management for six production plants in Germany, the United States and China.

Woelk also served as Division Manager for Schunk Carbon Technology GmbH, part of the massive worldwide Schunk Group, where he introduced lean management methods and headed central production planning and processing for this maker of carbon technical products. 

Woelk’s professional experience also includes Technical and Manufacturing management posts for Bosch-Blaupunkt GmbH, where he was Technical Director of Plastics Production.